Last summer, shortly after I hit town, we were strolling along the river in downtown Milwaukee when a police van went by and honked. Bigg looked at me and asked why, I say “dunno.” And off we went. Suddenly, the police van showed up again and a very large man jumped out and started coming at us. I felt pretty secure holding Bigg’s hand but wondered what was up. Then this very large stranger/cop started laughing and Bigg started laughing. Turns out this was a training friend (and of course he and I were FB friends), Eric Ratzmann.
I like how he kinda makes Bigg look normal sized. Anyways.
Eric is lifting this spring in the Relentless 2013-APF/AAPF Powerlifting meet to support the HopeKids organization. In order to raise money for Eric’s HopeKid, he has been selling an awesome T-shirt with the slogan, Eisen Und Blut.
The shirts have been popping up all over the place…McBob’s (of course)…
In the gym…
And of course back at McBob’s!
This Saturday, there is a special Fundraising Benefit for Eric’s HopeKid, Thomas Beverson. It begins at 7pm and will be held at Cloud Bar (111 W. Howard Ave. in Milwaukee.) There are some amazing raffle prizes, food, beer, and there’s sure to be plenty of Eisen Und Blut gear to grab.
If you’re in the area and free, join Eric and his pals for some great fun and support an awesome cause. We’ll be there, rockin’ the Eisen Und Blut fer shur!
“The great questions of the time will not be resolved by speeches and majority decisions—that was the great mistake of 1848 and 1849—but by iron and blood.”
Otto Von Bismarck